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Freeview reception at RG21 4HL


For reliable and stable Freeview reception, you need an unobstructed path between the TV aerial on your roof and the digital TV transmitter. The map below shows the transmitters predicted to provide a signal at this location.

You can click on any transmitter symbol to show the coverage area as a green overlay on the map. Double click on a transmitter symbol to go to the transmitter information page.

You can also view the ten closest potential '4G-at-800' mobile phone masts within 1.5km of the selected location - these masts may be used for 4G-at-800 mobile broadband services from 2013-2015.

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There are 11 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of RG214HL (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

 EE,  Multiple operators,  O2,  3,  Vodafone,  location on line-of-sight,  Selected location,  Freeview transmitter,  Freeview light transmitter,  Engineering/fault today.

These icons show the potential locations for 4G-at-700MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception at some point from 2020 when the 5G 700MHz services start.

For actual mobile phone reception prediction (at 800-960MHz and 1710-2170MHz) see these phone operator's mapping sites: Three O2 T-Mobile EE Virgin

Predicted Freeview channel list

FreeSportsHannington COM6
1BBC One (SD)Hannington SouthPSB1
2BBC TwoHannington SouthPSB1
3ITV (SD)Hannington MeridianPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Hannington MeridianPSB2
 
5Channel 5Hannington MeridianPSB2
6ITV 2Hannington MeridianPSB2
7Thats OxfordOxford LOX
8LONDON LIVECrystal Palace LW
9BBC FourHannington SouthPSB1
 
10ITV3Hannington MeridianPSB2
11Sky ArtsHannington COM5
12QuestHannington COM4
13E4Hannington MeridianPSB2
14Film4Hannington MeridianPSB2
 
15Channel 4 +1Hannington MeridianPSB2
17ReallyHannington COM5
18More4Hannington MeridianPSB2
19DaveHannington COM5
20DramaHannington COM4
 
215USAHannington COM4
23BBC ThreeHannington SouthPSB1
25WHannington COM6
26ITV4Hannington MeridianPSB2
27YesterdayHannington COM6
 
29ITV2 +1Hannington COM4
30E4 +1Hannington MeridianPSB2
31E4 ExtraHannington COM5
325STARHannington COM4
335ActionHannington COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesHannington COM6
35ITV +1Hannington MeridianPSB2
36pickHannington COM5
39DMAXHannington COM6
40Quest RedHannington COM5
 
41LegendHannington COM4
42GREAT! movies actionHannington COM4
43Food NetworkHannington COM5
44HGTVHannington COM6
46Channel 5 +1Hannington COM4
 
47Film4 +1Hannington COM5
48ChallengeHannington COM5
494sevenHannington COM5
565SELECTHannington PSB3
57Smithsonian ChannelHannington COM5
 
58ITVBe +1Hannington COM4
59ITV3 +1Hannington COM4
60Drama +1Hannington COM5
64BlazeHannington COM4
67CBS RealityHannington COM4
 
70Quest +1Hannington COM5
71Quest Red +1Hannington COM6
73HobbyMakerHannington COM6
74Dave ja vuHannington COM4
75Yesterday +1Hannington COM5
 
78TCCHannington COM4
81Blaze +1Hannington COM4
82Talking Pictures TVHannington COM6
83Together TVHannington COM5
84PBS AmericaHannington COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Hannington COM4
91Classic HitsHannington COM6
101BBC One HDHannington PSB3
102BBC Two HDHannington PSB3
103ITV HDHannington PSB3
 
103UTV HDHannington PSB3
103STV HDHannington PSB3
104Channel 4 HDHannington PSB3
105Channel 5 HDHannington PSB3
106BBC Four HDHannington PSB3
 
108BBC Scotland HDHannington PSB3
109BBC Three HDHannington PSB3
201CBBCHannington SouthPSB1
202CBeebiesHannington SouthPSB1
203CITVHannington COM4
 
204CBBC HDHannington PSB3
205CBeebies HDHannington PSB3
208Pop PlayerHannington COM4
211Ketchup TVHannington COM4
212YAAAS!Hannington COM4
 
231BBC NewsHannington SouthPSB1
232BBC ParliamentHannington SouthPSB1
233Sky NewsHannington COM5
235Aljazeera EnglishHannington COM6
250BBC Red ButtonHannington SouthPSB1
 

 

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Comments
Thursday, 14 August 2014
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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:46 AM

Jo: A postcode would be a big help, since we'd know which transmitter your using, and see if it had a problem.

You shouldn't have retuned, since the TV cannot find anything, even if your system starts working again, but the first thing to do is to check your aerial system.

If your TV has 'no signal', thats the TV doing its job - its telling your your aerial isn't working. Start with the aerial lead, and work back to the aerial itself if possible. It could be no more than the aerial lead is loose or has fallen out, but if you see nothing wrong, trace the signal as far as you can. Its likely something has broken, moisture is in the cable, etc. Since you say other sockets are not working, that points to the problem being before or at the split (powered splitter failed?).

If your arial is on the roof, and you can't get access, you'll have to call someone out. Remember no 0800 or mobile only numbers, and since you can buy a whole system for a round £150-200, thats a guide as to how much you should pay. If someone says you need a 'digital aerial', then they are talking rubbish, there is no such thing.

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Fran Shuttlewood
12:30 PM
Daventry

Hi jb38 and MikeP,

Just to clarify - and thank you both for trying to help it's really appreciated - since we had the digital aerial installed - about two, three years ago I suppose - we have always received BBC One South Oxford/ITV Meridian/Central and a whole host of channels. The installer said that he would point the aerial in that direction because we would receive more channels which we did with no problems at all. In the meantine we have re-tuned occasionally as advised and continued to receive Oxford.

I have done a manufacturer's reset jb38 and then tried to tune to the Oxford Channels. It says the signal is strong, but then does not store the channels. I also did this after tuning without the aerial in - so effectively picking up nothing and then trying to tune to Oxford, but it just reverts to West Mids. I am now thinking of calling out the company that installed the aerial to see if they can alter things. Can't think that it would be the TV really.

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Bill
7:02 PM
Peacehaven

Hello,

Postcode BN10 8LR and TV outdoor aerial directed at Whitehawk Hill transmitter.

Just discovered that I have lost all Freeview HD signals to my Samsung Smart TV.
Signal strength is about 92 and have reset the TV to factory defaults and rescanned. I still get 128 Freeeview channels incl radio - all very good reception, but simply can't get the HD channels back.

For three years now I have received BBC and ITV HD with full clarity - now they've disappeared overnight! But everything else is coming in perfectly, as before..

Is there a problem withe Whitehawk transmitter, as far as you know? Thanks for any help

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jamie stevens
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

7:33 PM

Bill:

HI Bill,

I recently went to a customers house with the same issue, at first the HD has breakup issues, but then disappeared even though they picked up all the channels on a retune, I found the channels located in the 800's rather than 101, 102 etc, whilst watching the channels they then disappeared again and moved to the correct channels numbers. With a full aerial system test showing everything was working correctly the customer sent the tv back, they now have a new one and all is working well.

just like yours, their tv was a Samsung. one of the better brands at the moment, but with all electronics you can have issues.


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Bill
7:50 PM
Peacehaven

Thanks for your response Jamie,

So, just to confirm, you think it might well be a fault with the HD tuner in the TV?


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Bill
8:04 PM
Peacehaven

Just to update - have found the HD channels as you said, in the 800's, but in no logical sequence. Will stay tuned in to see what happens :(

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Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

8:07 PM

Bill: Signal strength is good, but what about the bit error rate for the HD channels vs SD?

Also, when you go to menu > channels > manual store (then digital), what UHF or frequency numbers does it give there?

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:32 PM

Fran Shuttlewood: Your problem could simply be down to the level of the signal being received from the Oxford transmitters being too low, the reason for my suspicion on this is due the fact of you being able to see an indication of a signal and yet you are unable to store it, this in most cases being a symptom of a low signal level that's close to the receivers cut off threshold for reception, or that its being caused by a fault in the TV's tuner, which at this stage I very much doubt if it is.

If your TV strength / quality bar is calibrated in percentages, what does it indicate on BBC Oxford? It would also be of assistance if you could provide the model number of the device in question.

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Bill
8:47 PM
Peacehaven

Hello Michael,

Bit error level for both SD and HD ...zero
Signal strength for both SD and HD between 88 and 92
Frequency under 'signal info' 706000 ...Bandwidth 8Mhz
Weak signal history ...nil

Thanks...

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Val Freeman
9:02 PM

my arial cut off about 8:30pm 14/08 still no signal

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